Episode 080 — Multiple Full Circles

Ben and James discuss briefly revisit last week’s discussion on Facebook, then discuss the Peter Thiel versus Gawker affair, and the implications for tech broadly. Then, how culture helps and hurts at Facebook, Apple, Google, and Microsoft.


  • Ben Thompson: The Real Problem with Facebook and the News — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Peter Thiel, Comic Book Hero — Stratechery (note: this was written after the podcast)
  • When the Most Personal Secrets Get Outed on Facebook — Wall Street Journal
  • Ben Thompson: The Curse of Culture — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Google’s Go-to-Market Gap — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Everything as a Service — Stratechery


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